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April 26, 2009

professional football is not football

Filed under: Football — notyalcsdrawkcab @ 8:23 am

or at least, it is not everything.  it is the tip of a very very big pyramid.  the vast majority of soccer players in the world play for nothing but the love of the game.  i think its easy to forget that.

with that in mind, i did some stat hunting.

some abs numbers from 2005 showed soccer with about 400,000 participants.  afl had about 300,000, cricket was also around the 400,000 mark. netball is also around the 300,000 participant mark.

be interesting to see what effect the world cup and a-league have had on those numbers.

hmmm, fifa reckons there are another 500,000 unregistered players in oz.

its easy to get caught up in trophies and stars and building your top league and cash …but, its also about us.

i hope the powers that be in the FFA are thinking about how they can serve existing constituents better and how they can lower the barriers so that those who would like to join the party can.

we matter.

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